Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Has Earned an Estimated $12 Million Since July
Posted on 04/13/2010 7:45:31 AM PDT by Zakeet
Pundits can debate the political costs and benefits of Sarah Palin's decision to step down as Alaska governor, but the monetary advantages of leaving her $125,000-a-year public service post are beyond dispute.
Since leaving office at the end of July 2009, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has brought in at least 100 times her old salary a haul now estimated at more than $12 million -- through television and book deals and a heavy schedule of speaking appearances worth five and six figures.
That conservative estimate is based on publicly available records and news accounts. The actual number is probably much higher, but is hard to quantify because Palin does not publicize her earnings. She reputedly got a $7 million deal for her first book, with the bulk of that money due after her resignation as governor, and $250,000 per episode, according to the entertainment trade press, for each of eight episodes of a reality show about Alaska for the The Learning Channel. She has managed to keep a lid on reliable figures for her earnings from a multi-year contract with Fox News and a second book deal with HarperCollins.
A Palin aide responding to questions from ABC News said the governor "is now a private citizen. As a result, her fees and earnings are private."
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We think it is terrible for a politician to be paid money for book deals and speaking engagements
Good for her.
Yes, good for her.
The libs were trying to bankrupt her through those nuisance “ethics” lawsuits in Alaska, so I hope now Sarah is laughing all the way to the bank.
I guess I’m going to start hating her now that she’s making all that money. Thanks, ABC News, for keeping me informed.
I see similar articles all the time about the Clintons, Al Gore, Tom Daschle, etc.
I only wish it was a hundred million. I’m a fan of capitalism.
God bless her and her family.
The left is sorry they forced her from office in Alaska.
They’ll never admit it but they would have been better off if she went quietly back to work for Alaska.
GO SARAH GO SARAH
THE MSM went after her in a feeding frenzy and now they’re shocked that she has more than enough notoriety to make a living off the fame they bestowed upon her?
She made millionaire’s lemonade from the lemons they threw at her. Good for her.
Levi Johnston burned a very expensive bridge. :)
Exactly. Good for her. Living well is the best revenge. You just know the looney left’s blood shoots out of their eyes with envy and greed at the thought of her success.
That will buy a lot of snow mobiles and moose burgers.
Damn good for Sarah!
After the hell the left put her and her family through she deserves every penny and a lot more.
You read my mind.
Not me - with results like that, I’d like to put HER in charge of the stimulus plan. :-)
And guns, lots of guns and ammo.
I hope this covers the legal fees from the frivolous lawsuits that her opponents kept filing on phony ethics charges when she was in office as Governor. Even so, she deserves to be paid well to live in comfort and not have to go bankrupt because people did not like her or her policies. Sarah isn’t going away and I am thankful for that.
Well said, km. You noticed I forgot to add the < /sarcasm> tag.
Palin’s making so much money may be what ultimately convinces those originally persuaded to the contrary that she’s very bright indeed.
Obama has made millions, and he hasn’t even done anything yet, let alone written a book.